Annual HOLIDAY GIVING CAMPAIGN

From the desk of Michelle Goudge APEF Executive Director…

 

The Foundation chose not to do a large Holiday Giving Campaign this year, but instead I am making our request here for your donation to the APA Teaching Excellence Fund. Please consider making a holiday and/or year-end gift to this fund as a thank you to the teachers and staff who contribute daily to the success of our students.

I’ve spoken for years about my admiration for teachers. My mom was an 8th grade math teacher, and I saw, first-hand, her dedication to her job and her students. She wasn’t just a teacher, but also a role model, a mentor, and a counselor. She had a passion for her students, their education, and their futures. And her job didn’t stop when the bell rang each afternoon. She spent countless hours working in the evenings, on the weekends, during holidays, and when all of her students were enjoying their summer break. Great teachers work tirelessly to create a challenging, nurturing environment for their students, whether it be on the clock or off the clock. And this is why I am a sustaining contributor to the APA Teaching Excellence Fund.

As a way to attract and retain the very best teachers American Preparatory Education Foundation established the APA Teaching Excellence Fund (formerly the Builders Club). 100% of all contributions to the APA Teaching Excellence Fund go directly to our amazing APA teachers and staff. As you’ll read in the attached newsletter, APA, as a charter school, receives less funding per student than many traditional neighborhood public schools (approximately $80 less per student per month compared to the local public schools). The goal of the APA Teaching Excellence Fund is to supplement the pay that our teachers and staff currently receive to both attract and retain the very best teachers for our students. And we’re asking for your help. 

Contributions to the APA Teaching Excellence Fund can be made as a one-time payment or as a monthly, recurring donation at https://www.americanprepfoundation.org/donate. American Preparatory Education Foundation is a not-for-profit organization recognized as tax-exempt under the internal revenue code section 501(c)(3). All donations are tax deductible.

Your donations make a difference! And if your employer has a matching program, you can double your donation to the APA Teaching Excellence Fund. Please inquire with your employer.

Wishing you and your family the happiest of holidays. Thank you for your support!

2020 HOLIDAY Giving Campaign

Wow! Our parents (and grandparents) are AMAZING! Donors contributed $15,600 to our 2020 Holiday Giving Campaign! Our original goal for the campaign was $16,000 to purchase jackets for all APA staff members. That being the case, we came so close to reaching our goal! But then the decision was made to purchase a higher quality jacket, pushing the goal to $24,000. The holidays are over, but if you weren’t able to contribute in December, it’s not too late! Please go to the bottom of this page to make your contribution.

Falling in step with everything else in 2020, there was a bump in the road with getting the jackets to our staff members before the break. But they have arrived and the feedback has been very positive. Our teachers and staff LOVE their jackets! I have heard nothing but thanks and appreciation. More photos coming soon…

Messages to our APA Parents

MESSAGE FROM MICHELLE GOUDGE, APA PARENT AND APEF EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

It is with much gratitude that I write this message today. Thank you so much to all of the generous parents and grandparents who have contributed to our Annual Holiday Giving Campaign.

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MESSAGE FROM MICHELLE GOUDGE, APA PARENT AND APEF EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

We are wrapping up the Annual Holiday Giving Campaign for 2020! Thank you so much to all of our amazing parents and grandparents who have contributed.

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MESSAGE FROM BRIAN HANKS, APA PARENT AND APEF BOARD MEMBER

Please watch this short video, a special request from Brian Hanks, APA parent and American Preparatory Education Foundation board member, regarding our 2020 holiday gift to APA teachers and staff.

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Annual Holiday Giving Campaign 2020

We are excited to announce the kick-off of the Annual Holiday Giving Campaign for 2020! As the Executive Director of the American Preparatory Education Foundation (APEF), I met with the school Executive Team and together we have come up with a great gift idea for our staff members this year.

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